Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

A red deer stag and two hinds

Christmas in the Lakes 

Sit by the open fire with a glass of hot punch, listen to live choirs, take a peaceful stroll in the fresh air to spot some wildlife or enjoy a steamer cruise – that’s a Lake District Christmas for you.

Snowy walking boots

Winter walks in the Lake District

Fancy taking to the fells, paths or lakeshores in the heart of the Lake District? Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here are a selection of our favourite walks.

Help keep red squirrels alive in the Lakes 

Rare native red squirrels are still here against the odds here in the Lake District. But they're under constant threat and need your support to survive.

What's new in the Lakes?

The Lake District was the inspiration for Beatrix Potter's children's stories

Woodland walks in the Lake District 

With some of the most wooded valleys in the country, you don't need to look far for a perfect woodland walk in the Lake District.

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Autumn wildlife in the Lake District  

It's one of the best times to visit the Lakes. The summer crowds are long gone and the landscape turns from green to amber, red and gold. Crisp, autumn days are with us. Grab the binoculars and search for red squirrels with the kids, learn more about habitat restoration at some of our places or fungi spot in a woodland.

Where will you explore today?